Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says the 726GE-I indoor optical network terminal (ONT) is the latest addition to its comprehensive portfolio of ONTs. The 726GE-I brings RF video capabilities to the suite of Calix indoor ONTs.
Calix also announced that it had recently passing the one million subscriber milestone. The leader in North American optical line terminal (OLT) revenues for the past two years, according to Infonetics Research, Calix continues to see strong demand for ONTs as more subscribers are added to hundreds of fiber access networks domestically and, increasingly, internationally. Today, Calix has over 750 fiber access customers worldwide.
As service providers extend fiber access networks into subscribers' homes, Calix indoor ONTs, including the new 726GE-I, provide the ability to deliver video, voice, and ultra-high speed data services of up to 1 Gbps. They also provide a path to new revenue streams and the ability to lower the cost of supporting in-home networks.
Like all models in the 700GE ONT family, the 726GE-I has the ability to support, through an upcoming software release, home gateway functionality through a simple download. Combined with the power of Calix's recently announced Compass Consumer Connect application, the 726GE-I's combination of features allows service providers to reduce the cost of deploying and managing fiber access networks, as well as the opportunity to launch new services around virtual management of the home network, the company says.
"In Australia, we have historically deployed outdoor ONTs with RF video," said Mike Thomas, national operations manager at Optical Solutions Australia, a Calix solutions partner. "We face a variety of temperature extremes from the tropics of the north to the outback deserts in Western Australia. With the introduction of the 726GE-I ONTs with RF video, we now have the ability to enhance our triple-play fiber solutions by bringing the fiber access network in to the conditioned environment of the home, and opening up a wide array of new opportunities in the business and residential markets."
To see the 726GE-I and learn more about the Calix Unified Access portfolio, visit Calix at Booth #319 at the FTTH Conference and Expo in Dallas, September 24—26, 2012.
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